You Oughta Be In Pictures

Friends, most of you know that I have a great love for the cinema. I can while away the hours looking at old photos of the majestic movie palaces during Hollywood’s Golden Age, though sadly there are so many of them that are now gone or have been subject to neglect. This is a little something that I whipped up one day at work, I had just picked up my new laptop and a copy of Pinnacle Studio 14 and wanted to see what I could do in ten minutes. The result? Well, I finished it in ten minutes. Ha, ha.


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6 thoughts on “You Oughta Be In Pictures

  1. Depressed me VicSage, with those, “where are the theaters now pics.” It heart breaking to see those.

    Good job though! In the future, get rid of the black bars. Rather easy with Pinnacle Studio.

  2. Thank you for the kind words, friends.

    You are quite right about the black bars, Retro Justin. I’m pretty impressed by what Pinnacle can do to say the least. Especially for the price. :)

  3. I do all my video editing with Pinnacle Studio. Been using it since 2001/02.

    Btw, thanks for the nostalgia.

    The Cinemark in Moosic, PA is very art deco. Feels as close to an old theater as a cineplex can.

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Let add to the kudos for your video chops in this nostalgic look at old cinema, Vic.

    Let me also voice how sad and creepy were the vibes from the photos of the decrepit grand theater.
    Add some out-of-tune music behind them and you’ve got yourself a Halloween winner.

    What was that place?
    It’s impressively huge and, now, nightmarishly haunting (probably has ghosties ushering the aisles to quiet some chattering skulls).

  5. Atari, many thanks for the kind words, friend. :)

    Lots and lots of different theaters to be honest were used to create the overall video, though I did use a shot of some Drive-In projectors at the 1:23/1:24 mark. Just because I thought the words, “You Oughta Shine So Brightly” made a powerful addition to the visuals of neglected projectors.

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